Kickstarter campaign appeal for Blue Freedom's new movie "Voiceless" - about orca!
Dolphin and Whale Sanctuaries: Still Just a Field of Dreams by Dr. Lori Marino
Former Orca Hunter Now Rehabilitates Whales & Dolphins For Release Back Into The Wild (With Video Footage)
Former orca hunter Jeff Foster releases unseen footage from his days capturing wild orca for the marine mammal display industry and explains why he now rehabilitates cetaceans for release back into the wild instead:
Here's the full CNN article about Jeff Foster's efforts to help the plight of captive orcas, with comment about recently wild-caught orca Morgan who is currently confined in an entertainment facility in Tenerife:
A rare orca sighting off the coast of the Mexican border city Tijuana:
Fragile Waters just premiered at the Friday Harbor Film Festival - we can't wait to see it! Here's our interview with co-director Rick Wood:http://www.orcaaware.org/rick-woods-fragile-waters
The latest research paper from the Marion Island Killer Whales research team:
PBS to Air NATURE's Invasion of the Killer Whales, 11/19 at 8pm (ET). The episodes will be available for live streaming at pbs.org/nature after they have been aired (although we don't know if they will be available to watch in all countries).
FULL EPISODE: Invasion of the Killer Whales, released by PBS
via The Orca Project: Sochi Dolphinarium LLC has announced the unnamed male orca is named 'Nord,' and the Russian orca trainers are reportedly reaching out to SeaWorld (America) to help assist in training the orcas.
Full English translation of the article below:
"Within six months before to orcas at ENEA will let visitors behind them will be to monitor the Internet. As told "Izvestia" deputy general director of LLC "Sochi dolphinarium" Yulia Frolova, the company plans to install cameras in the aquarium which will be broadcast around the clock in the video network.
Now orcas Nord and Narnia are in established on the territory of ENEA hangar in two temporary pools interconnected. The animals will be transferred to the under construction now oceanarium in December 2014. But visitors to them will start in the summer of 2015, when the Oceanarium is finally ready. Once the animals will move indoors cameras will be installed, and the video from them is supposed to be supplied to the site of "Sochi dolphinarium."
- I think that will be broadcast around the clock, if the problems with the Internet would not - said Yulia Frolova.
At the same time on the tour until the summer of 2015 to let the visitors, according to her, it is impossible.
- Killer whales have become accustomed to people who work with them - she said. - But if you go down a stranger, he may, for example, to make a gesture that the animals do not like and which they perceive as a threat. They are predators, and they will defend themselves - can bite, scare, kick tail on the water.
It is planned that during the performances visitors will not be located in close proximity to animals.
According to Yulia Frolova, orcas have already started learning the tricks of eight under the guidance of coaches.
- The program is currently being developed, - she said. - Will jumping, cascades, perhaps using some props. With animals have Russian coaches, and they are consulted in the American company SeaWorld, which has in this matter considerable experience.
Orcas were brought from the Far East in December of 2013. But the fact that they are in Moscow, the media learned only recently from zoozaschitnikov who complained to the police about poor maintenance of the animals. ENEA Administration denied the charges, saying that the orcas are in perfect conditions under the supervision of veterinarians. It was reported that it was impossible to bring orcas later to the discovery of the oceanarium, as further transport orcas possible only while they are young. Now their sizes - 4.5 and 5.5 m. "
SeaWorld Rushes To Explain Pregnant Orca Stuck In Gate: 'She’s Playing'
New Petition Calling On Association Of Zoos & Aquariums To Publish Animal Care Manual Specific To Orca
Howard Garrett of the Orca Network has started a new campaign calling on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to publish an Animal Care Manual specific to Orcinus Orca. To find out more, please visit: